The Octoraro Branch Railroad once connected Rising Sun, Colora, Rowlandsville, Liberty Grove, and other northwestern Cecil County communities to the outside world. But in the automobile-age, passenger service declined rapidly and after World War II freight service slowly disappeared.
The history of this old line, the Baltimore Central Railroad, will be the subject of a program at the Rising Sun Public Library on Sept. 29th at 7:00 p.m. While the trains are long gone, we’ll use using dozens of old photographs, timetables, maps, newspapers clippings, and railroad documents to talk about this era, while also asking the audience to share knowledge and memories. Bring your interests, recollections, photos and memorabilia to share with your neighbors or just come to listen to the stories at the Rising Sun Library.